Discussion in 'Germany' started by Jordan-Jaguar97, 3 Dec 2011.
And somewhere TLD is frantically cancelling frights to Belgium
As my avatar demonstrates, I have already seen Marbled Polecat at the collection in question so there is no need to hurry back *that* rapidly!
However, it is another reason why I definitely want to return to Berlin, and thus Magdeburg, at some point in 2018 especially given the fact that (although listed as non-ssp on ZTL) I strongly suspect the Novosibirsk stock will be a different subspecies to that I have seen previously.
Both zoos have known source tiger iltis.
Female black rhino Kumi (born 1995) was transferred to Magdeburg from Zoo Berlin a few days ago.
I visited Magdeburg yesterday and confirm that this new Elephant enclosure does feature both a house and new paddock. The house (named Africambo II) features some free-flying birds with in the house, these being Hamerkop, Abdim's Stork, Hadada Ibis and Cattle Egret. Side exhibits feature Rock Monitor, Banded Mongoose and Smith's Bush Squirrel. Both the latter 2 species have doors for which they can be released into the main house, although both were confined to their individual exhibits. The outdoor consists of 2 paddocks, a larger one which the 2 females had access too and a smaller one which I presume is the bull paddock. The outdoors is shared with 2 Impala and at a later date, the zoo's breeding group of Vervet Monkey which live in a neighbouring enclosure. The old Elephant house has now been closed to the public and the former outdoor paddock has been turned into a walk-through aviary featuring Ruppell's Griffon Vulture, Hooded Vulture, Palm Nut Vulture, Secretary Bird, Yellow Mongoose and Cape Porcupine. The opposite end of the Elephant house is now the location for the Gelada, Nubian Ibex and Rock Hyrax exhibit. I thought the exhibit was actually very good and is an improvement on the old exhibit. I will upload some images of the exhibit later.
I have seen in zootierliste , that Magdeburg has Grandidier’s Vontsira. Do someone knows more about it ?
Now confirmed on the website of Zoo Magdeburg:
Große Breitstreifenmungos | Zoologischer Garten Magdeburg
It looks like 2019 will be Eupleridae year
*Googles how easy it is to get to Magdeburg
Remarkably easy direct train from Berlin and then a short walk!
Nice! Maybe the Berlins and Magdeburg will be my next German adventure
Eastern black rhino born this night to MADIBA and MALAIKA...
Nubian giraffe Femke died when after complications of a stillbirth.
More positive news is that the first Nubian ibex has been born. This is the first time in approx. 15 years that this species has been bred in Germany.
On Sept. 17 a Northern talapoin has been born. Magdeburg is the only collection in Germany keeping this species.
Again, they used the minor bad luck of the zoo. Giraffe calf died, tragedy! In Africa, more than half of the giraffes do not live to maturity and they solve that the calf has died after birth. The fact that a giraffe gave birth to a dead calf and then died itself is an unfortunate event that happens to all animal species.
Streit um Giraffenzucht im Zoo Magdeburg
Zoo-Elefant reißt sich Rüsselspitze ab
The accident happened in Magdeburg.
Mwana, the only elephant cow in the Magdeburg Zoo, has pinched her trunk tip and pulled it off.
About the inches of her highly sensitive tactile organ are off ...
An animal keeper electrically opened one of the large hydraulic gates to let the elephant lady out ...
Mwana knows the procedure, otherwise it always stays behind with sufficient distance.
But that morning she was suddenly putting her trunk in a slot in the gate - and suddenly roared vigorously.
I wish her an early recovery and to learn to eat and drink again.
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